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D-Day 75 event in Portsmouth

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Have a read of this story. Mr Fretlow, as he was known in Yorkshire, was the last German trooper standing at Monte Cassino, having been left to die during his colleagues retreat. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/from-germany-to-yorkshire-via-the-luftwaffe-1969398.html

  When he died, I was in the funeral trade, and it was my great privilege to be part of the team that shouldered his coffin into Church, his medals were on the coffin and he was taken through a guard of honour from the Royal British Legion. Bob Fretlow lived a richer life than most. RIP

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